October 18, 2018

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristin Bacon

Kristin Bacon

Bib Number: 17
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Kristin Bacon, 45, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and resided in various parts of OH until 1997 when she graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. In 1999, Kristin decided to move to Alaska for an opportunity to work at Providence Children’s Hospital, as well as a chance to experience a taste of Alaska. Her initial two-year commitment to Alaska has blossomed into an adventurous, passion-filled life she could never have imagined. Kristin was first introduced to a sled dog team the winter of 1999, and then began volunteering at Skwentna Checkpoint for Iditarod in 2005. In 2011, she decided to start her own dog team. That team completed their first Iditarod in 2016. This year will be Kristin’s third Iditarod, and she looks forward to her first experience on the Southern Route. Kristin enjoys sharing the joy of mushing with the community during events like Ikidarod, as well as doing adapted mushing activities with her pediatric clients at Bacon’s Acres. Kristin continues to work year-round as a pediatric physical therapist with local families, as well as remote Alaskan school districts. She is on the board of the Aurora Dog Mushers Club, and in her free time enjoys photography, gardening, exploring and learning. Kristin is very grateful to all the people who help make this incredible race possible — thank you!

Sponsors

Bolt Construction, Inc., OH
Mike/Carol Fritz
Buff, Inc.
Katherine Joy Photography
Kent Waite/Gotta Wanna Expeditions

Pam/Jim Updegraff, OH
Husky Homestead
Racerconnect.com, DC/VA
Alyeska Therapy Center


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 11:30:00 16
Nenana 3/06 18:52:00 16 3/07 01:25:00 15 6h 33m 7h 22m 8.14 60
Manley 3/07 18:41:00 15 3/08 00:30:00 15 5h 49m 17h 16m 5.21 90
Tanana 3/08 10:46:00 15 3/08 20:04:00 13 9h 18m 10h 16m 6.43 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 17:31:00 13 3/10 01:40:00 13 8h 9m 21h 27m 5.55 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 08:46:00 13 3/11 10:43:00 13 25h 57m 7h 6m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/12 00:45:00 13 3/12 09:57:00 13 8h 12m 14h 2m 5.84 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/13 02:06:00 13 3/13 02:12:00 13 0h 6m 16h 9m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/13 05:10:00 13 3/13 15:13:00 13 10h 3m 2h 58m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 19:56:00 13 3/14 02:00:00 13 6h 4m 4h 43m 9.96 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 16:56:00 13 3/15 02:17:00 13 9h 21m 14h 56m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 08:29:00 13 3/15 14:50:00 13 6h 21m 6h 12m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 21:14:00 13 3/16 03:40:00 13 6h 26m 6h 24m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 09:58:00 13 3/16 16:20:00 12 6h 22m 6h 18m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 23:07:00 12 3/17 07:15:00 12 8h 8m 6h 47m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 14:22:00 12 3/17 14:24:00 12 0h 2m 7h 7m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 17:45:43 12 3h 21m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 22